Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter, serves as manager for Spencer Hospital Community Health Services and Clay County Public Health. Colette has enjoyed the variety of responsibilities her nursing career has provided, yet has a passion for public health and safety. 

Blog/Article posts by this Author:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Third Dose versus Booster

    What's the difference between a third dose and a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine? Aren't they the same thing? While it's the same vaccine, there are differences regarding who can receive one, what vaccine can be given, and when that third or booster dose can be administered. Clay County Public Health Coordinator Colette Rossiter explains more in her blog and the accompanying graph provides guidance.

  • Have Fun and Stay Healthy at the Fair!

    Are you planning a visit to the Clay County Fair? Clay County Public Health Director, Colette Rossiter, talks about hand hygiene and other important health and safety tips to make sure you and your family can enjoy the fair.

  • Delta Variant is Rapidly Spreading in the Midwest Leading to Increased Hospitalizations

    While local COVID-19 positivity rates have remained low in recent months, several other states, including Iowa's neighboring state of Missouri, are seeing another surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations among unvaccinated individuals. The main reason we are seeing a reemergence of the virus is due to the Delta coronavirus variant, which is known to be the most contagious strain of the virus currently.

  • Travel in a Post-COVID (almost) World

    After a year of pandemic restrictions, people are ready to travel again. Depending on where a person is traveling will determine what travel restrictions a person may run into along the way.

  • Don't Delay Your Colon Cancer Screening

    Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. It's estimated that in 2021, 149,500 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed. In usual times, people tend to delay scheduling their important colon cancer screening and during the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, even more people delayed having a colonoscopy. Screenings can help your physician find polyps or cancer before you experience symptoms.

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